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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
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This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding MCSB Completed Temporary License Application Form A-license and an M-license Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing Premises Diagram local jurisdiction’s requirements capsules packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls cannabis training opaque exit package manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery procedures for inventory control written procedures for inventory control purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands amount of sodium shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit concentrate Food-grade Butter/Oil cannabis cultivation licensing transportation and security tinctures exit packaging cannabis cartoons Terpenoids Testing Local Issuing Authority cannabis event organizer license shared-use manufacturing facilities financial interest holder ownership premises is not within a Government CDPH-issued universal symbol Cannabis Manufacturing Extractions using CO2 separate applications Distributor Transport Only transport cannabis goods to retailer state cannabis licensing manufacture cannabis products medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together list of artificial food colorings licensed cannabis cultivators volatile solvent testing laboratories Business Organizational equity interest in a commercial cannabis business operating procedures A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity commercial cannabis manufacturing activity 2020 issues commercial kitchens surety bond 2020 revisions the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) A-license operating premises secured area Retailer (nonstorefront) quality control meat and seafood, and other products definition of owner at least 20% ownership interest Temporary License Application Information aggregate interest of 20% or more Ethanol Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 packaging and labeling requirements licensing scheme certified by a California-licensed engineer delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Local Jurisdictions cannabis adult-use products California Department of Public Health Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles microbusinesses Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products stickers Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing inhalable cannabis product formulation an officer or director of a cannabis business unique ID/batch number workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control track and trace system Business Information 2020 regulations compliance with regulations online licensing system member manager must enter certain events amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package inventory Licensee Lookup Tool supply chain cannabis waste child-resistant outer package licensed physical location (premises) Vehicle Requirements shipping manifest identity of the product Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing cultivation Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories adult-use commercial cannabis activity minimum standards for extraction processes licensed premises re-sealable regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California laboratory quality assurance cannabis industries licensing cannabis distributors disposal commercial cannabis products California Public Records Act THC levels paper inserted into the packaging licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises period of 120 days manufacturing Bond and Insurance Information Operating Procedures Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) Bond in the amount of $5,000 California Department of Public Health (CDPH) ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Percentage of ownership 2020 new laws 2020 recent news commercial cannabis activity regulatory framework requiring refrigeration good manufacturing practices primary panel requirements Licensees topicals premises diagram CDPH-9041 payable to the state of California limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package disposal and destruction methods Proposed Section 40133 Temporary License Application public Licensee Lookup Tool Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Retailer (Type 10) waste management laws Transport vehicles alarm system cannabis sales and/or consumption temporary license Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) The California Department of Public Health's three cannabis licensing authorities tobacco products product guidelines Criminal History packaging medicinal and adult-use or both markets Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 no added caffeine Track and Trace Local Authorization extraction secondary packaging access to the area(s) sampling standards Carbon Dioxide (CO2) waste disposal loan provided to a commercial cannabis business pre-made or purchased periods of 90 days extensions convicted of a substantially related crime contaminant free secondary package product as a candy prohibited 2020 important information three state cannabis-licensing authorities motor carrier permit storage of cannabis goods basic nutritional information Manufacturing (non-volatile) BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL 2020 laws Local Authorization Attachment manufacturing practices Type S share facility space license review process Premises diagram transportation of cannabis goods Licensee Information CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Labor peace agreement cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) disclosure of all criminal convictions Premises Information comply with all packaging and labeling requirements vape cartridges manufacturer's name shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company testing methods Butane/Hexane/Propane edible products Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch medicinal commercial cannabis activity Distributor transport activity for a period of 120 days Heavy Metals Testing M-licensees Temporary event up to 4 days highly-concentrated oils or waxes Arranging for laboratory testing extracts conditional license supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving MCSB’s temporary license application consumption of alcohol or tobacco supplemental label sales of cannabis goods Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division transporting cannabis goods Edibles– Products valid waiver no infusion of alcohol emergency regulations nonlaboratory quality control licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Seller’s permit number government warning statement label inventory and quality control Fingerprints annual license application remove THC/CBD 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market Financial information hang tag or a peel-back label licensed cannabis manufacturers Temporary Cannabis Event some nutritional facts 2020 fines Cannabinoids Testing health claims Owner 2020 proposed changes retailers sanitary workplaces 600-foot radius of a school destruction of cannabis goods diagram of the business’s layout chain of custody Microbusiness Mycotoxins Testing Transition Period LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS infusion exception for testing laboratories 100 mg of THC per package Proposition 65 alcoholic beverages licensed cannabis distributors commercial cannabis manufacturing in California conducting quality assurance review security manufacturing cannabis products Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) entry into the legal, regulated market local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act dried flower Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) manufacturers who package for other producers Mechanical persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) loop system licensing cannabis microbusinesses protocol sugar packaging and labeling ingredient list compliance with local jurisdiction at least 99% purity Personnel Requirements Cultivation less than 10,000 local jurisdiction authorization hydrocarbon-based solvents transportation labels not be attractive 2020 resolutions commercial cannabis manufacturers 2020 compliance Financial Interest The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) carbohydrates and fat per serving 2020 problems informational panel finished product The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Identifying information child-resistant packaging A-licensees MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH 600 foot radius of a school allergen information Industrial Hemp Advisory Board commercial cannabis manufacturing no infusion of nicotine Form # CDPH-9041 highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin structure and formation documents onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods CDTFA seller’s permit cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale recordkeeping local jurisdiction distributors managing member labeling Application Checklist Foreign Material Testing manned motor vehicle amount of THC content Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) mandated warning statements onsite consumption of cannabis goods ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation small product packaging investment into a commercial cannabis business CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing sanitary and hazard-free environment cannabis plants regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis Moisture Content Testing edibles packaging opaque M-license 2020 updates cannabis market persons 21 years of age or older Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch designated structure manufacturing activities public health and safety evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises Water/Food-grade Dry Ice licensing cannabis retailers Category I Residual Pesticides Testing Physical address security and cannabis waste disposal testing lab Live Scans for each owner property for the commercial cannabis activity Category II Residual Pesticides Testing evidence of rehabilitation contaminants medicinal and adult-use markets Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control required limits tamper-evident Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) health impacts of cannabis testing of cannabis goods CO2 and ethanol extractions potentially-hazardous foods Individual Owner final form 120 days and more.

In addition, Validation Limited-access area Request for Live Scan infused pre-rolls Allergen cross-contact Specialty Cottage Indoor Type 11 (Distributor) Lot Unique identifier Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 UID Bureau Mature plant Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Holding MCSB 90-day extension periods Raw material Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Canopy Type 6 – for extraction using a mechanical method or non-volatile solvent (ex: CO2, ethanol, water, or food-grade dry ice, cooking oils or butter) Immature plant Cultivation site Actual yield Type P – for packaging and labeling only Cultivation Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) cannabis concentrates Specialty Cottage Outdoor Outdoor cultivation adulteration Microorganisms Edible cannabis product Type 10 (Retailer) Component Monitor Finished product Manufacture Track-and-trace systems Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) CBD Watts per square foot Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Manufacturer licensee Mixed-light Tier 1 Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) package flower or pre-rolls Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Verification Adulterated Processor Type 12 (Microbusiness) Infusion Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Premises Primary panel Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Small Outdoor THC Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) infused butters and oils as concentrates Dried flower Nonmanufactured cannabis product Batch Medium Indoor Allergen M-license Hazard Cannabis product Universal symbol Quarantine Net weight Nonvolatile solvent Department Flowering Topical cannabis product Licensee Harvest Batch Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Nursery Indoor cultivation Proposition 65 warning statement Preventive controls list of cannabis manufacturers Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Quality Processing aid Specialty Outdoor Personnel Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Process Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 CBD from industrial hemp Small Indoor Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Contact surface In-process material Ingredient THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Package Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Distribution Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Applicant Extraction Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Quality control operation Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Adequate alternate use of a manufacturing premises Type N – for infusions Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Commercial cannabis activity Medium Outdoor Adult-use Market DPH-17-010E Sanitize Pest cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Mixed-light Tier 2 Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) products similar to traditional food products prohibited Theoretical yield gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Pathogen Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Track and trace system Pre-roll Serving Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Qualified individual Quality control personnel Kief Specialty Indoor Mixed-light cultivation Product Identity Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Volatile solvent Processing Wet weight Environmental pathogen Labeling track and trace system Informational panel and more.


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